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FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA TERRITORY, SATURDA1, AUGUST 1, 1801:
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Tho Oldest Bank In Northern Arliosa.
Interest Paid on Time Deposits,
Collections a Specialty.
.Roferonc ee W. IJ. Strong, President A. T.
a F. ltallroad Comiwinj; K11U Waln-rlght,
Alinaging Director Arliona Cattle Company,
H. Looii, Ho.; Dank of California, San Fran
Your Banking Business Solicited,
J. H. H03KINS, Jr., Cashier.
W. L. VAN HORN,
TTOHNfcY AT LAW.
L Flagstaff, Arliona.
DR. J. M. MARSHALL,
DENTIST-OFFICE ONE DOOK WKST OF
the postoHice. Teeth extracted lthoat
pa n. flagstaff, Arltona.
W. 0. BTEWAItT. ED. M. DOE.
STEWART & DOE,
ATTOHNKYS AT LAW OFFICE. TWO
Ji doors est of the Dank hotel, -lagstaft,
DR. D. J. BRANNEN,
PHYSICIAN ANDoUltOKON, FLAGSTAFF,
Arltona Will respond prompt! to allcalli
from any point on the Atfantlo A Vclfio roll
road. Otlico and drag etoro oppoelto the depot.
P. G. CORNISH,
PHYSICIAN AND BUKQEON-OFFICE IN
Dames' bnlldlnir, Flagstaff. Arizona. Will
aniwor calls on the A. & 1. It. 11
E. M. SAN FORD,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, l'HKSCOTT, ABU
zona. Will practice In all the court at the
All tlie Fashionable and Latest Styles
MADE TO ORDER
ACWOD FIT GUARANTEED.
FINE ASSORTMENT OF
TWEEDS AND CORKSCREWS,
A SELECT LINE OF
. ALWAYS ON HAND,
' Jab. W. Clabx,
C J. Eastman.
Axuicax Natioxai. Has, ircaiorer.
Authorized Capital, $5,000,000,
Subscribed Capital, $4,500,000.
FIi.taO Local Offlcor:-P. J, Branofn,
President: F. W. Blssoo, Vleo I'reeMent: U. M.
Funston, Beeretarrt J. II. Ilosklas, Jr., 'ireA
nrer; W. L. Van Horn. Attorney.
Atlantic & Pacific R. R. Go.
TIME TABLE NO. 31.
Sunday, April 26, 1891.
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8 5ta IMp Daggett 104a IZ7p
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V. T Hum W A m...r.
General Agent, Gen'l Passenger Agt,
Albnqnerque, N. M.
Albuquerque A. T. 4 8. F. It. It, for all point
eeat and eontlu
Frwcott Junction Pnecott & Arizona R il.
Var fcr Fort Whipple and l'rescott.
j Haretow California Hoathern ltnllwax for Loa
'igeli, Man Diego and other southern Calif on
Mojiito-Bonthern Pacific for San Francisco,
Barrataento and Northern California points.
PULLMAN PALACE BLKEP1NO UA1IB.
No change is made br Sleeping Car Paeeengen
between Ban Francisco and Kansas Cltj-, or Ban
Diego and Loa Angelra and Chicago.
Ihe Grand Canon of the Colorado, hitherto In.
accessible to tnnrisU can be reached t'T taking
this line via Peach Springs, and a stage ride
from thence of bnt twentr.tbroo miles. Ihls
Canyon Is the grandest and most wonderful of
titop at Flagstaff and hunt doer, boar and wild
tnrker In the magnificent pine forest of the
Ban IraocUcp mountains, or visit thb ancient
THE OHIO DROUGHT DOCTOR
MEETS WITH SUCCESS.
lie Claim thus Seven Out or Eight Ex
periments tVith Ills ltuln Jlaklng
Slaclilne hare ItrongHt
Water Vtoux tht Skies.
Tho Rainmaker Succeariil.
Cantos, O., July 23. Rainmaker Mol
Vourne was oxultani yostonlay oVOf tho
success of his experiments. Ho sot tho day
for his exponment and it was a wot and
unqualified success. Ho now claims to his
credit sovou succcssos, as against ono
failure, and that Is sot down to a broken
machine, ns bo calls bis mysteridus rain
producer. Tho weather this moraine was
clear and cold, nnd nbout 'J o'clock this
afternoon tho skies clouded nnd rain fell at
Intervals until orcnlng.
AFTER IUO (1A3IK.
A Well Laid rian to Itob n Des Moines
1 Des Moixes, la., July 23. A well laid
Ttlan tn kill thA fnohtn,. F thn lmnpliiin
Savings bank nnd rob tho vault of &00,000
was discovered to-day. Tho robbery was
arranged to tako place noxt Monday at
8:30 a. m., tho hour at which tho vault Is
regularly opouod by Cashlor Elliott
Tho schemo was for ono man to engage
till! dlOtlnt In MnVANfltlnn nimltint. trt nh.
tcr by a sldo door,sllp up bohind and sand-
oag or stao mm lr noccssary, whllo a thirU
follow took tho bags of monoy from tho
Two of tho nrnuft1 nvn .Tnma fllmmllt.
n rnlnrrsi tnrrti n.t (Sm rnnM Mini
estato doalor from Dei Molilo.i, nnd tho
xniruiaa professional thief from Kansas
City. Cooper and Dlmmltt nro under ar
rost. A local newspaper man got Into tho
schemo by pretending to bo a tough from
Missouri. Dlmmltt has confessed bis part
in tho conspiracy and intended robbery.
Cooper Is playing tho insano dodge.
A GItEAT SCHEME.
The Alllanco will Send Trices Skyward
by Holding Hack Wheat.
St. Pact, July 3.V-St. Paul has been
made the headquarters of a national move
ment by tho uultod armors' Alllanco of
tho country to corner tho entlro wheat
crop of the United Statos. At No. 317
Wabash street for soveral days a largo
forco of omployes has been engaged iu
sending out circulars with tho vlow of hav
ing not only tho Alllanco men of tho United
States, but all ciassos of farmers, keep
back their wheat crops until tho boors
havo all been killed off and prices have
boen advanced to a high point. In other
words, tho Alliance press bureau, tho re
form press buroau and state pros bureau
aro working togcthor,cndcavorlnj; to unlto
farmers of the United States in a glgantlo
wheat trust in which tho producers shall
be tho stockholders and by which iho spec
ulators and wheat buyers will bo squeezed
to tho wall.
A Young Cilrl Sacrificed.
AnniANoni.c, July 20. Groat excitement
prevails In this vicinity over tho tra?lo
event growing out of an accusation that
Jew ish butchers killed a Greek child as a
Tho governor of Iloumclla has pro
claimed tho district under martial law,
fearing othcrwlso tho Inhabitants would
rise against the Jews. Tho alleged murder
occurred at tho vlllagoof Mustaphn Pasha,
about twenty miles from this city.
Tho corpso of a Grook girl 8 years of
ngo was found In tho river. AU tho butch
ers in tho place wcro Spanish Hebrews,
except ono Greek named Stefano, who
Vworo that tho girl had been strangled in
tho manner of Jowlsh blood offerings and
that tho murdor was undoubtedly a re
ligious ono. In tho midst of tho excite
ment Stefanq suddenly disappeared and
later his corpso was found In a sack on the
bank of tho river. Tho crlmo was afUr
wards confessed by ono of tho murderers.
An Indiana Earthquake.
Evans villi, Ind.. July 23. Tho most
distinct shock of earthquake over folt horo,
occurred Sunday evening. It was preceded
by a rumbling noise resembling distant
thunder. A moment later violent quaking
occurred lasting several seconds. Tho mo
tion was lateral, apparently from north to
south. Windows rattled ,nnd buildings
The populaco lied in affright Into tho
streets. Every open storo in tho business
center nnd prlvnto residences woro emp
tied of their occupants. Congregations at
all tho churches rushod poll-moll Into tho
streets without waiting for the benedic
tion. A Slick Scheme.
I Cleveland, O., July 28. At Akron, O.,
to-day, Otto Schocnduve, aged 10, an em
ploye In the offlco of tho Welnor Printing
and Lithograph company, called tho cash
ier, who-wris making up tho pay roll, to tho
When tho cashlor returned to tho or
flco, Schocnduve was missing, ho having
stolen (3,000 from tho dosk and disap
peared. Two confederates wero waiting
outsldo with a team and tho robber es
caped. Ofllcors aro In pursuit, but havo
discovered no trnco of him.
She Get a Fortune.
New York, Juno 28. Eliza E. Knight,
widow, living at 800 Putnam nvenuo,
Brooklyn, is reported to havo fallen heir
to a largo fortune in Dumfriesshire, Scot
land, estimated to bo between (400,000 and
81,000,000. Most of tho property, it Is
said, belongs to Lord Annon, deceased,
and camo to tho Brooklyn widow by regu
lar descent. Mrs. Knight camo to this
country when 4 years old, and she Is now
well advanced In life. She has been a
resident pf Brooklyn for twenty years.
Explorer Stanley Injured.
Geneva, July 28. Henry M. Stanloy,
the explorer, has mot with a serious acci
dent. According to information rocclved
horo from Mucrron, whero Mr. Stanley is
staying with his wife, tho explorer hs
fractured his loft lower thigh bono by
accidentally slipping whllo mountain
Two Doys Drowned.
ToreKA, July 24. Ralph Wllkcrson and
Clarcnco Jones, two boys aged 0 years
wero drowned in tho Kansas river. The
llttlo follows wero wading In tho river, and
getting beyond their dopth wero swept
down by tho current and wero drowned be
foro help could arrive.
Toi-eka, July 24. Novr beforo havo so
many counties been redeeming school
bonds before thoy wero duo as now. With
in tho last thirty days more than (10,000 in
school bonds, many of them not becoming
duo till 1S93, have been redeemed In order
A Wheat Trust Dented.
New Yohk, July 20. A reporter Inter
viewed W. C. Crura, general manager b!
tho New York Bureau fif the National
Parnlefci Alliailco nnd ROfdrni Press As
sdclation, touching the sb-fcalled "wheat
trust comblnd" ahiOUg farmers.
H4 ddhlod that any such combination has
been formed. Tho suggestion was mado,
ho said, somo time ago in tho Farmer that
farmers would do well to hold their wheat
for remunerative prlcos, In preference to
allowing It lu fait llltd the hands of un
scrupulous speculators. Upon this advlco
word sent out through tho buroau of the
Iloform Press two weeks ugo advising
farmors to hold tholr whoat. 8oV
oral sub-Alllanccs In Illinois mot and
passed resolutions to this pffcot, Which
wcro publtshed In tho Alllanco papers,
thoro being no effort to conceal tho fact
whatever. The effort to mako It appear as
If "some traitor In tho camp" had revealed
tho matter before tho Farmers' AUIanca
was ready to let tho secret out is In kticu-
Ing With many similar attempts to lnvost
certain ambitious loaders with an air of
Importance far beyonu their ability or
Ho said further, that tho idea of Issuing
simultaneously, at Washington and St.
Paul, 1,000,000 circulars to send to 40,003
secretaries is part of a Well concocted plait
among certain Alllanco oftlclals to enhanco
tholr importance in tho estimation of
farmers and create at tho samo ttmo con
sternation among whoat speculators for
Editor Cruui, who Is a practical farmer
himself, nnd thoroughly posted in the
schemes as narrated, says ho doosn't bo
liovo Intelligent farmers will bo caught
with such chalf. Ho Is cOnvlucdd thnt cer
tain schemers nro trying to "work" tho
Farmers Alllanco for all it is north for
scltlsu and political purposes,
MAY IMl'OItT LAllOItEUS.
Skilled .Tin Pint Workers Cnn Come
Here Under Contract!
Washington, July 24. A stamping com
pany of St. Louis recently wroto to the
treasury department In regard to tho im
portation of skilled labor for tholr tin
plate mills and inquired if thoy must go
through any particular form to securo tho
importation of laborers for such work. In
reply Mr. Owcu, superintendent of Immi
'Tho contract labor law was enacted to
protect tho wago earners of this country.
Thoy wero suffering from tho incursions
of laborers who bad entered Into contract
abroad and wero imported horo to do work
at a rato cheaper than was paid to Ameri
can workmen. Such immigrants camo with
surety of employment and displaced citi
zens who must go ldio or accept tho hire
set by tho now comer. Theso imported
contract laborers, from tho dagos on tho rail
road to tho glatsblonors of Pennsylvania,
came at a reduced wage and lowered tho
entlro American of wages. Tho new Im
mlgratlan law recognizes tho valuo of tho
oxlsting contract labor law and mado cer
tain valuable amendments to It. This de
partment will labor earnestly to enforce
that law. Congress did not intend by this
enactment to forbid new industries nor to
limit ontcrprlso to American skill, but ex
pressly mado provision for thb encourage
ment of now Industrtos nnd tho Importa
tion of tho now skill."
Grand Army Rate.
ICansii Citt, July 25. Tho Wabash,
Santa Fo nud Missouri Pacific will make
the samo timo limits for tickets to Detroit
on account of tho G. A It. encampment as
the Alton bos anpouueed, nnd veterans
going from tho west can all mako their
calculations that thoy will bo allowed un
til Soptcmbcr 80 fa tho city of tho Stf-alts.
Chairman Finloy, of tho Western
Passongor Association is expected
to glvo all tho linos notice thnt
thoy aro at liberty to mako tho samo
limits. It la. an open sccrot that tho Alton
has been urged by several of tho Western
Association lines to mako tho limit longer
than had been agreed to in tho association
meeting, as they woro anxious to mako a
better arrangement for tho Veterans than
tho niggardly ton days they woro limited
to by association action.
Not only has tho time limit bcon length
ened, but tho ratds- nro likely to go to
pieces, and a much lower ono to be mado
than any yet announced.
TorEKA, July 23 Judge McKay, of tho
Harper county district, appeared beforo
tho supremo court to-day, represented by
Attornoy Mackoy, and after a sovoro re
primand his caso was continuod until
September 1, whon furtbor action will
bo taken if necessary. Judgo Hortou,
in continuing tho caso, said that
acting upon tho theory that Judgo
McKay misapprehended tho orders of this
court, all proceedings arc stayed until tho
next term of court. "The rocclvor will bo
reinstated and tho giardlan will havo no
control Tho Judgo has control for the
purposo of protecting tho proporty, but
not to dlvort it to any purposo whatover.
If tho orders of this court aro proporly and
cheerfully obeyed tho court will consldor
that tho district Judgo and nil tho parties'
labored under a misapprehension of tho
orders. ' '
Donnelly Oppose It. "
St. Padl, July 25. Prosldont Jguntlus
Donnelly, of tho Mlnnosota Alllanco, has
Issued a circular to tho members of tho
Farmors' Alllanco of Minnesota, in which
ho disclaims any connoctlon with tho
Mueller movo for with holding any part of
tho whoat crop to ralso prices.
By covert allusions to tho Pillsbury
wheat ring delta, etc., ho cost condemna
tion on the movement nnd leaves tho Infer
ence that It is unauthorlzod, at tho samo
timo expressing his sympathy with any
movo to ralso the prices of wheat.
Omaha Just Cornea In.
Washington, July 28. An order ha?
heeu issued by Acting Postmaster General
Whitfield raising tho postofllccs in tho fol
lowing named cltlos to first class frco de
livery offices! Omalio, Denver, Columbus,
O.; Toledo, Syracuso, Worcester, Now
Haven, Patterson, Lowell, Nashvlllo nnd
Scranton. The carrying Into effoct of this
order will increase by (50,000 tho monoy
paid annually to letter carriers throughout
Cittof Mexico, July 23. William H.l
Popo, the Louisvlllo embezzler, whp dis
appeared sometime 'slnco with a largo
amount of money, has been arrested In
this city and is being held by tho police.
Popo's defalcation occurred in March,
1890, tho amount being iio,uw.
A Itllssourlan'a Suit.
AniLENE.-Kas.'.-Juiy 23. Suit has bcon
filed by ueorgo t'oweii, oi uoiumuia, iuo.,
for (5,000 damages against tho Union Pa
clflo for being put off a freight train bo
causo ho bad no money when the train
was running at full srjecd- Ho'waa ri-
AFTER A WOMAN'S LIFE.
AN INPEftNAb MACHINE GONs
GeAled itsl A mIssaL
Assmsltu Attempt to Mow Up the Wife
of M. Coustans, the French
Minister of the Interior
Work of a Lunatlo.
DnMnrdly l'rcuch Aaaasfiiii.
Pakis, July 28. It becamo known to-day
that an attempt had been mado to assas
sinate "Mmo. Coustans, Wife of Hit) minu
ter of tho interior. It was at first reported
that an infernal machlnO had been ex
ploded In Mine. Coustans1 opartintinU at
tho Llysco palace.
Mme. Coilstaus had received a package
addressed to her from Toulon nnd appar
ently containing" ttn blotlg boi Thd
wrapping paper around tho supposed box
was taken till and tho package found to
consist of a good, sized bilssaVof Itomnn
Catholic mass book. At first sight It wds
a neat present to send to tho wifo of
the minister. Ujon more careful ex
amination it was found that tho
leaves of tho missal, to tho outward ap
pearance, had boon stuck together with
varnish or mucltago. This caused a still
moro careful examination of tho mys
terious missal, and upon bolng opened
with tho greatest care, it was found that
tho Interior of tho book had been cut away
but instead of containing nluabIomvhIeti
woro being surreptitiously sent through
tho mulls, It was found that tho Interior of
tho missal contained a powerful fulminate
No reason soenls to havo bcon found for
this attempt upon the life, of Mme. Cou
stans, and so tho conclusion nrrlvod at Is
that tho would-bo assassins really intend
ed to tako tho llfoof tho minister, and sup
posed that a packago addressed to Mme.
Cnnstans would bo cnrelessly opened by him
while tho package addressed to M. Con
stius might bo carefully opened by his at
tendants. But it would not bo surprising
If tho wtiolo matter should turn out to bo
tho work of a dangerous lunatic.
KXCimSlON THAIX WIIECKED.
Seven I'eople Wero Killed and Fifty
Others lladly Mutilated.
Datton, O , July 23. While a Cincin
nati, Hamilton & Dayton excursion train
of fourtcon cars was returning with ex
cursionists from a picnic at Woodsdalo
I'a.rk a freight train crashed into it at
Mlddlctown at 8 p. m., this ovenlug, kill
ing seven and wounding fifty others.
ThO oxcursion train broke down and was
pulled into a siding Jo repair. Whilo lying
there It was run Into by a freight train.
Tho conches were full of peoplo and wcro
plowed Into a mass of broken cars and
dead nnd crippled human beings. Some
passengers who woro oil tho train camo
homo at midnight by tho Big Four express,
and soy that seven wero killed, whilo
scores of others had limbs and arms torn
off and Injured othcrwlso.
A IIOltltlHLE DEATH.
A Vouug Man Dies or Hydrophobia In St.
St. Joseph, July 25. Sherman Harter,
a painter 21 years old, died In the city
prison this morning In horrible agony frdm
hydrophobia. Ho was bitten over tho cyo
by a cat two years ago, and .suffered no
troublo from It till last Sunday morning,
when ho felt a pain near tho old wound.
Yesterday afternoon bo was taken to tho
hoj pltal, and shortly afterward there en
sued an awful strugglo between him and
flvo men who tried to control him.
Ho was finally strapped to a bed, but not
until be had almost killed two of tho at
tendants. Later ho was moved to tho city
prison for greater safoty and after a night
of awful agony died in a convulsion early
thlD-morning. Ho was a giant in stature,
and a very handsomo, intelligent man.
No Pardon Wanted.
Empokia, July 25. Several personal let
ter) havo been sout Governor Humphrey
timing tho past fow days, remonstrating
against granting tho request of a petition
gotten up by a fow lawyers asking that J.
II. Yarborougb, who assassinated young
Collycr In this city about four years ago,
and who was sentenced to hang for so
To-day answers wero received from tho
governor Vthlch havo had tho effect of
stirring up tho citizens to' h considerable
extent, nnd this evening a petition Is bolng
signed by somo of tho most Influential citi
zens, whlc.li will bo immediately forwarded
entering a solemn protest against a pardon
Drank Lye and Died.
JltATJionB, Mo., July 25. A 4-year-old
son of Stewart King, during tho nbsenco
of bis mother, got bold of a can of concen
trated lyo and drank part of tho contents.
It Is supposed ho got ono largo swallow,
enough, at least, that everything that was
dotio to reltoyo tho llttlo sufferer availed
nothing, and ho died last evening after
twenty-four hours of torrlblo suffering.
A United States "aralial Killed.
Moiieiikai), Ky., July 38. A constable
named Simms shot and Instantly killed
United States Marshal Gcorgo Armstrong
horo Inst night. Armstrong was on his
way to Louisvlllo with a number of moon
shiners lio had nrrostod. Along tho road
near hero ho killed hog belonging to
Simms) which started tho troublo thnt
ended In murdor.
Excuralon Train Collide.
Pahh. .Tulv 2fl. A rolllafon between nr.
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cumion trains occurred at St. Maudo yes
terday, In which fifty persons wero Injured
and throe carriages wrecked. Both trains
wcto returning from a musical fcsthalat
Idle Employe Fire a Factory.
Lisbon-, July 28. Employes, thrown out
of work because of dull times caused by
tho McKInloy law, set lire to a cor factori
al Evora yesterday. Great damage was
A Preacher, Aasaaalnatcd.
Little Kock, Ajik., July 24. News of
tbo assassination of Iiov, P. T. Williams,
n Mothodist preacher near Hcbcr, Ark., is
received hero. Ho was shot rom ambush
Vthllo riding nlong.tha country road.
Nnw York, July 23. Charloy Johnson,
of Brooklyn, on bohalf of John L. Sullivan,
called at tho Herald ofllco and deposited
(l.OJO to bind a mutch with Francis Pat
rlekSlavIn fight for the championship ol
tho world. .Tho monoy Is to bo held until
September I for Slavin or his backors to
A Neil Cattle Disease.
Bei.aidf.ue, N, J., July 2J. Tho farmors
In tbo neighbor of Ilainesvlllo, Sussex
county.nro very much alarmed at the prov
nlenco of a disease that has broken put
arnntio thftlr hard and TnoIrtw niiVi.'4
THE GIRL WHO FELT IMPELLED
YO KILL MARAT,
Ihe Came to l'arls Armed With the Fatal
Dagger She Found Occasion to
Use It i:(Tect(mllyA Fa
In tho leafy month ot July, 1703,
when tho birds woro warbling thoif
jlitddost carols and tho fecund earth
pregnant with golden grain, tragic
3rimo was committed In tho sunny lttntl
jf Frilttcd by iv mad enthusiast who in
mistaken zeal conceived that this was
tho only mothod of restoring pcadd to
hor distracted country, gays a writer
in thd Kansas City Star.
t Tho crlmo. referred la Was tho mur
der of tho lojithsomft-fnnatlc Marat by
Iho most beautiful and accomplished
womari 111 all Franco Charlotte Cor
Jay. Maria-Anno Charlotto Corday was
born nt St. Saturnln des Llgncrots in
tho yonr 17G8, and was ono of tho de
scendants of a noblo Norman family.
Sho numbered nmong her ancestors tho
great tragedian Corncillo and Fonto
nello was a near relation. Tho groat
it portion of her youth was spent In
tho solitude of a convent, nnd, it is
said, like Madame lloland sho con
templated secluding hcrbolf forovor
tn hor monastic rotrcat, hut Impreg
nate with tho skepticism of tho ago
sho abamlonod tho project. After tlio
slosing of tho convent In consequents
of tho revolution Charlotto Corday re
sided with hor aunt, Modamo do
Urettevillo, an old royalist lady, who
Inhabited an ancient looking houso in
ono of tho principal streets of Caen.
Tho fall of tho Girondists, hor in
terest in their causo and tho prosenco
of their fugitive leaders In Normandy,
who proposed to mako Caen tho head
quarters of an army of volunteers, firot
suggested to Charlotto Corday tho -possibility
of accomplishing a purpose,
tho baro thought of which had de
prived hor of many a night's sloop.
Charlotto Corday was a woman of
dazzling loveliness. Sho is described
as being "rather tall, but admirably
proportioned, with a figure full of na
tive graco and dignity. Hor hnnds,
arms and Bhoulders wcro models of
puro sculptural beauty. Her open
forehead, dark nnd woll arched eye
brows, nnd eyes of gray so deep
that it was often mistaken for blue
added to her naturally gravo and med
itntivo appearance Hor no9o was
straight and woll formed, her mouth
serious, but exquisitely beautiful."
Her disposition was characterized by a
dignified rcscrvo nnd hor heart was
novor allowed to bo swayod by per
sonal feelings hor friendship nnd nf
feotlonato sympathy sho gave to all,
but to lovo's solicitation she turned a
icaf car, for this lofty minded woman
early resolved that sho would devoto
her lifo to tho ropubllc
Dovotcd to tho caubo of tho Giron
dists and brooding over their over
throw, Charlotto boliovod that tho
death of Mnrat alono could bring poaco
to distracted Franco.
Animated with this idea and possess
ing all tho Republican enthusiasm of
hor illustrious ancestor, Fiorro Cor
ncillo, Charlotto Corday, with her
mind full of tho sacrifices sho had read
tn tho eloquent pagos of Plutarch, de
termined to becomo tho assassin of tho
man to whom bIio ascribed tho pro
scription of tho Girondists and tho
misfortunes of tho republic.
In tho month of July, 1793. tho
heroic girl started for Paris without
having tho courago to say farewell to
her father and aunt. Her journoy
was unoventful with tho oxccptlon of
tho persecuting attentions on tho part
of somo Jacobins, fired with her beauty,
with whom sho travolod.
On entoring Paris sho proaured a
room in a dark and miserablo attic
not far from Marat's ilwolllnir on tho
Iluo des Cordeliers. Hero sho re
mained two days, spending the
grcator part of her timo reading her
bolovtjd Plutarch and probably writing
tho spirited address to tho peoplo
which was in her possession nt the
timo whon sho was led beforo her
Charlotte understood thnt tho only
way to accomplish hor purposo was to
call upon Marat. Accordingly sho
wroto him a noto requesting an inter
view. But sho was refused admittance
A second noto was dispatched in which
sho intimated that she had nows of Im
portance to impart, nnd representing
herself as persecuted for tho causo of
freedom. Admittanco was again re
fused. Hut this timo sho paid no atten
tion to tho romonstratlng porter at tho
lodgo, but brushing hastily by cllmbod
tho stnlrcaso, penetrating ns far as tho
door of Marat's apartment. Horo
Albertlno, a woman who lived with
Marat as his wife, with great caution
oponod the door, for tho whole house
hold sharod tho master's morbid terror
of assassination. Upon beholding
Charlotto Albortlne would not permit
her to enter, hut -Marat, hearing tho
altercation, called out, "Admit tho
stranger." Charlotto was then ushered
through two othor rooms until sho,
camo to a narrow closet whero Marat,
who was suffering from a loathsomo
disease,, lay wrapped in towols in
n bathing tub. Tho "friend of his
people," ns ho was called, had a soiled
handkerchief bound round his head In
creasing his natural hldeousncss. A
coarstfcovorlng was thrown across tho
bath, a board likewise placed trans
versely supported his papers. Char
lotto, whllo sho shuddered with disgust,
was outwardly calm. In reply to his rap
Id questions with wonderful composure
sho Informed him that sho had como
from Caen in order to glvo him correct
Intolligenco concerning tlje Girondists,
there, Ho eagerly wroto down tho
nnmos ot 'tho Girondists, then added
with'a diabolical smile: "Beforo a
weok thoy shall havo porished on the
gulUorne." "Theso words." after-
Drawing tho fatal knife rtin ha con
coaled in lip? bosom sho plungdd H to
tho hilt in Marat's heart. Ho cried
out: "A moi,' ma chore ami!" (help
ma dearl") and sank back doad In tho
hath. Albcrtlrto, thd woman beforo
roforred to") rushod shrlckinjf into (ha
room followed by i delogalO who
felled Charlotto with a chilr whllo thd
infuriated Albertlno trampled her un
der her foot
Charlotto oxpeeted to bo torn to
pieces by an enraged Parisian mob,
but sho wns sat od from such a hideous
falo by tho national guards.
July 17, 1793, Charlotto Corday ap
peared before tho tribunal. Never had
sho appeared mofd fcorenoly, lovely,
and it is said that thoso who most
tthlldrrod her crlmo gazed at her In
her proud beauty with involuntary ad
miration. "Was sho thcil fo beau
tiful?" was tho question addressed
many years' afterward to an old man,
ono of tho fow remaining witnesses of
this scene. "Beautiful!" ho echoed,
enthusiastically, nddtng with tho
eternal rcgrota of old ago: "Ay, there
aro nono such now."
Chauvcau Lcgardo was appointed
by tho president as hor counsel.
"Whon cho appeared in tho audi
torium," wroto her defender at a later
day, "all judgos, jurors and spectators
scorned to look upon her as a judge
who had summoned them boforo th
trlbunul of God. Her features may bo
painted and hor words repeated, but
no art can portray tho noblo soul that
breathed through her whole counten
ance." "What induced you to assas
sinato Marat?" asked tho prosident
"Ills crimes." "What did you hopo
to gain by killing him?" "To restoro
peaco to my country." "But do you
think you havo killed all tho Marats?"
"No; but bolng dead tho others may
bo struck with terror." "What do you
understand by energy?" "That feel
ing," sho replied, "which induces us
to cast aside selfish considerations, and
sacrifice) ourselves for our country."
Sho answered all other questions
with tho samo brevity and firmness.
Gladly would tho president havo saved
her and indeed suggested to her
counsel that ho might plead her In
sanity, but her ndvocato understood
too well that tills devoted woman
scorned to bo saved at tho oxpenee of
her self respect. Charlotto Corday
was condoraned. Carlylo in his mast
erly way gives us tho following ac
count of this judicial tragedy:
"Tho doom is death as a murderess.
To her advocate sho gives thank?, in
gentle phrase, in high flown classical
spirit To tho priest thoy sent her
she gives thanks, but needs not any
shriving, any ghostly or othor aid
On this same evening, therefore,
nbout half post 7 o'clock, from tho
gato of tho conclcrgcrie, to a city all
on tiptoe, tho fatal cart issues; seated
on it a fair young crcaturo, sheeted in
a red smock of murdorcss; so beauti
ful, so 6crcno, so full of life, journey
ing townrds death alono amid tho
world. Many tako off tholr hats,
saluting reverently, for what heart but
must bo touched? Others growl and
howl. Adnm Guy of Mcntz doclarcs
that sho is greater than Brutus; that
it wcro beautiful to dlo with hor. Tho
head of this young woman scorns
turned. At the Place do la Revolution
tho countonanco of Charlotto wears
tho somo still smllo. Tho executioner
proceeds to bind her feet; sho resists,
thinking it meant as an insult; on a
word of explanation sho submits with
"As tho last act, all being now
rendy, thoy tako tho neckerchief from
her neck; a blush of maidenly shamo
overspreads that fair faco and neck;
tho chcoks wcro still tinged with it,
when tho oxecutionor lifted tho sev
ered head to show It to tho peoplo."
Ono of tho assistants stopped for
ward, and, holding up tho lifeless head
for tho crowd to behold, smoto It on
both checks derisively. This ghoul
1st act oxcitod a feeling of horror, nnd
thoro is a logend to tho effect "that as
though oven In death her indignant
spirit protested ngalust this outrage
an angry nnd crimson Hush passod
over tho features of Charlotto Corday."
The Fopular Doluslon Concerning Theia
Thoro is a current delusion in almost
every community, ospecinlly in farming
districts, whero pooplc-havo a bettor
chanco to obscrvo such things, that
horso-hairs aro capable of being con
verted into snakes. Tho question has
often been discussed, but still thcro
nro somo features about tho matter
that may not provo uninteresting. To
begin with, tho root of tho hair must
bo with It or elso it will not tako on a
"living, snake-likooxistence,"as somo
claim it really docs under certain con
ditions. In muddy, tepid water tho hair,
through its roots, in accordanco with
tho law of lifo by tho law of affinity,
absorbs vitalizing elements, tho eamo
ns it did when on tho animal. And
tho substance of tho hair bolng animal
as woll as vegotablo life, it Is naturally
moro or less sonslttvo to tho touch.
For moro than a quarter of a century
tho ovolutlonlst has laid more or less
stress upon this horse-hair snako
phenomena; hut tho wholo argument
has but llttlo weight, from tho evolu
tionist's standpoint, as thcro is no re
production nmong these "snakes,'"'
without reproduction their wholo faith
Is a delusion St. Louis Republic.
Then lie Went Away.
About 2 o'clock tho othor morning
an Individual went to a tttburg
boarding houso, and rang up thojieo
A head was stuck out of a second'
story window which asked:
"What do you want?"
"I want to stay hero all night."
"Very well! Stay there!"
The Jordan ltoja Vowed Ieatu to De
sorters Hid Kept Their Vow.
Near New Holland, Ga., thoro Is a "
llttlo swamp near tho road. At its
odgo stands tv largo white-oak tree.
Yoara ago this upot was often pointed (
out M tho iiceno of tho murder of
twelve men, and the place bore tho
reputation ol being haunted. It was -;
eaid tho rattlui'r of chains and groans
and prayers for mercy could bo dls
tlnctly heard bv passcrsby. No one"
evor stopped to investigate, a wo can
testify from porsonal experience, aya i
a writer in tho New l'oik Dispatch,
having heard tho groans gomo four
teen years ag3, and having albO dono
somo of tho most distinguished travel
ing in all our eventful career.
Jititto tho story: Howard Thompson
was a. witness to tho killing, which oc
curred in 186), ho bolng about 10 years
old at tho time. Tho killing was dono ' .
by Bob nnd Bon Jordan of. Pickens .
county, and the murderod men wcro ,
deserters who had boon arrostod In
Whilo tbo joidan boys wero In tho
confederate army n crowd of descrtera
visited tho house of their father, as- ,
saultod their sister and tho wifo of
Bob Jordan, t md carried their father,
who was about 70 years old, through
tho mountains a distance of Bixty miles,
nnd subjocted him to many shocking
cruelties. Then tho Jordan boys re
turned homo nnd began their record of ,
killing. Every mnn known to bo a
deserter or a skuller becamo a victim
of tholr unorting rifles. Bob kept a
list of tho namoH and dates in a small "
book. Ho wa.s pursued ono day, nnd
In crossing a rhcr lost his book. It
contained 125 names. After that ho
kopt no rcconL Tills was beforo tho
killing near Gainesville.
Bob nnd Bo:i Jordan becamo recruit
ing officers nndl arrested tvfcnty-slxr
men In Gilmer county and started with
them to tho front. On tho way two
oscaped and twenty-four wcro lodged
in Gainesville jail. Next morning tho
Jordans picked out twolvo whom they
had tho best reason to bcliovo had
been implicated In tho outrages upon
their family ind chained them to
gether and marched them to this white
oak trco on tao Now Holland road.
They stood thsm up in a row and Bob
Jordan marched slowly along tho lino
with a largo arm y pistol and shot them
with his own hand ono at n time.
Somo foil on thoir knees nnd prayed,
whilo others looked their slayer
straight in tho faco and died with an
oath on thoir lips. Among tho number
was a fragilo boy about 15 who was
chained to a very largo man.
Tho boy was shot first and tho man
supported hint in a standing posturo
until ho himself was shot, when they
fell to tho ground togethor.
Those twclro men woro hastily
burled In a trenclL dug ujon tho spot,
but nftcr tho war thoy wcro, exhumed
by tho federal authorities and removed
to tho national cemetery at Chatta
nooga. After tho w lr Bob Jordan was shot
to death In Florida by a weak, sickly
young man upsn whom ho was impos
ing. Ben was stabbed to death in a
barroom in Texas.
Tlio spot whero tho killing occurred
is now in cultivation, but tho old treo
still remains. Tlio land is part of the
tract which Tom Daniels bought about
two years ngo for $1,800 nnd sold a
fow days ago for 6,000. , i
GREELEY AND LINCOLN.
The Great Kdltur's Visit to Lincoln nftcr
In a most characteristic address by
Horaco Greeley, on Lincoln, which
was written sbout 1868, and is now
published for tho llrst timo in tho Cen
tury, tho grca". editor says:
"I saw him for a short hour about a
fortnight after his inauguration; nnd
though tho tidingt of Goncral Twiggs's
treacherous surrender of tho larger
portion of our llttlo nrray. hitherto em
ployed In guarding our Mexican fron
tier, had been somo days at hand, I
saw and heard nothing that indicated
or threatened bolligcrency on our part
On tho contrary, tho Prcsidont sat list
ening to tho ondlcss whlno of office
seekers, nnd doling out village post
ofllccs to Impcrtunato or lucky parti
zans justas though wo wcro sailing bo
foro land breezes on a smiling, summer
sea; and to my inquiry, 'Mr. President!
do you know thnt you will havo to
fight for thopluco in which you sit?'
ho answered pleasantly, I will not say
lightly but in words which intlmnted
his disbcllof that any fighting would
transplro or bo needed; and I firmly
bcliovo that th t dogged resolution not
to bcliovo that our country was about
to bo drenched in fraternal blood Is
tho solution of his obstinnto calmness
throughout tho cirlter stages of tho
war; and especially, his patient listen
ing to tho demand of a deputation from
tho Young Christians of Baltimore as
well as of tho mayor and of othor city
dignitaries, that ho should stipulate)
whilo blockaded in Washington, and in
imminent danger of oxpulsion, that no
moro Northern volunteers should cross
tho sacred soil of Maryland in hasten
ing to his roliof. Wo could not com
prehend this at tho North many, of us
havo not yet seen through it; most cer
'talnly If ho had required a committeo
of ten thousand to kick tho bearers of
this preposterous, impudent demand
back to.Baltimoro, tho ranks of that
committeo would havo been filled In an
hour from any Northern city or county
containing fifty thousand Inhabitants.?'
Where Electrician are Made.
A nnmber of technical colleges .in
and about London havo an electrical
department, whero everything possiblo
connected with Jils brancK'ofi science
is taught, nnd itl'is noticed that tho'in
crcased number of atudents. have been
In this departmjnt. N'otwithstaldln,'
tho largo number of grhduatestAkijig:,
wis course u is repprteq inatso fmr.aiii
uuveuuuuueu iiumeuiuw employment